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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 27, 2011 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hilarious

I can do without Bob's slide solos most of the time, but his contributions on the Scarlet>Fire from 12/16/78 are noteworthy. Check out the final few minutes of Scarlet.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-12-16.sonyecm250-no-dolby.walker-scotton.miller.82212.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hilarious

hmm, i really didn't hear anything to worthy of praise there from bob. one small praise i can make, is that his slide playing here, is not way out front and obnoxious. he's clearly listening to the other band members, and layering some licks on top. his subtle playing works so much better than when he tries to be a rock star. that being said, what he adds is very minimal and not impressive at all imo. i'm not trying to be an arsehole, but i could play something much better than that on the spot, and i'm not even a professional musician. had he not been playing slide, i am sure he could have contributed in a much better way. you can't just decide to learn slide one day on stage and expect to be good at it.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 27, 2011 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hilarious

Well, I'll just say that that's one of my favorite Scarlet> Fires, and that Bob's slide playing is not the reason why. However, what I think is noteworthy in this version is that his slide-work is both subtle and tasteful. Where he goes astray is when he tries to do slide solos.